fireballer

noun
fire·​ball·​er | \ ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌbȯ-lər How to pronounce fireballer (audio) \

Definition of fireballer

: a baseball pitcher known for throwing fastballs

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Other Words from fireballer

fireballing \ ˈfī(-​ə)r-​ˌbȯ-​liŋ How to pronounce fireballing (audio) \ adjective

Examples of fireballer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Dodgers will do the same, probably starting with rookie fireballer Dustin May and a more rested bullpen to save their season. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, "Braves break it open with 6-run inning, knock out Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers to move one win from World Series," 16 Oct. 2020 Their venture, Radical Baseball LLC, came up short in the 16-hour auction to a group led by former fireballer Nolan Ryan. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, "Mark Cuban thankful he did not buy MLB team as he criticizes sport: 'Baseball is a mess'," 18 Feb. 2020 That’s when Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell began his maneuvers, going to Brent Suter for the fifth, then Drew Pomeranz for the sixth and seventh, before turning to the lefty fireballer Hader. Howard Fenderich, baltimoresun.com, "Nationals rally for three in 8th, helped by Brewers’ error for dramatic 4-3 win in NL wild-card game," 2 Oct. 2019 That’s when Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell began his maneuvers, going to Brent Suter for the fifth, then Drew Pomeranz for the sixth and seventh, before turning to the lefty fireballer Hader. Howard Fenderich, baltimoresun.com, "Nationals rally for three in 8th, helped by Brewers’ error for dramatic 4-3 win in NL wild-card game," 2 Oct. 2019 That’s when Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell began his maneuvers, going to Brent Suter for the fifth, then Drew Pomeranz for the sixth and seventh, before turning to the lefty fireballer Hader. Howard Fenderich, baltimoresun.com, "Nationals rally for three in 8th, helped by Brewers’ error for dramatic 4-3 win in NL wild-card game," 2 Oct. 2019 And so began a metamorphosis into Charlie Morton, fireballer. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, "Rays All-Star Charlie Morton, peaking at 35, has no regrets about long road to stardom," 27 Aug. 2019 That’s when Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell began his maneuvers, going to Brent Suter for the fifth, then Drew Pomeranz for the sixth and seventh, before turning to the lefty fireballer Hader. Howard Fenderich, baltimoresun.com, "Nationals rally for three in 8th, helped by Brewers’ error for dramatic 4-3 win in NL wild-card game," 2 Oct. 2019 Strasburg, once a fireballer, has grown into a crafty pitcher who overcomes a post-surgery drop in velocity with a nearly unhittable changeup and a tricky curve that combined to earn all of his dozen Ks against the Cardinals. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Nats eye good Series starts from Scherzer, Strasburg et al," 18 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of fireballer

1928, in the meaning defined above

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25 Oct 2020

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“Fireballer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fireballer. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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